Senior military promotions can move ahead after resolution over retaliation against Trump whistleblower

Military Times: The Illinois senator who had blocked all senior military promotions over concerns that the White House was retaliating against a military whistleblower lifted those holds late Tuesday, saying she was satisfied Pentagon leaders were not abusing the promotion process.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat and former Illinois Army National Guardsman who served in Iraq, made the move nearly two weeks ago amid reports that promotion paperwork of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman — a former member of the National Security Council who testified during President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings — had been denied by the White House.

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